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16th Dec 2018

WATCH: Dortmund pull off brilliant training ground free kick routine to fool Bremen defence

Wil Jones

How many hours did you spend practicing that?

Ah, the well-worked free kick routine. One of the pure joys of football. Just like Hannibal from The A-Team used to say, don’t you just love it when a plan comes together?

All that work on the training ground, the little nods to each other, the sheer balls to pull the damn thing off. It is wonderful.

And on Saturday, the Bundesliga gave us an absolutely vintage example of the artform.

Borussia Dortmund beat Werder Bremen 2-1, and Paco Alcacer opened the scoring with this absolutely delightful moment.

Just drink it in. Marco Reus and Raphaël Guerreiro calmly and subtly plan the heist of the century, with the Bremen rubes remaining completely oblivious to what is about to befall them.

Guerreiro then runs past the ball seemingly missing it. Then in the confusing, strolls back nonchalantly and flicks it into the box, where Alcacer ready to pop up and head it in.

*chef’s kiss emoji*

Even Gary Lineker approved.

Dortmund’s win continued their unbeaten run in the league, and kept them firmly atop the Bundesliga.